Coal Production and Processing Technology
Coal Production and Processing Technology provides uniquely comprehensive coverage of the latest coal technologies used in everything from mining to greenhouse gas mitigation. Featuring contributions from experts in industry and academia, this book:
- Discusses coal geology, characterization, beneficiation, combustion, coking, gasification, and liquefaction
- Explores coalbed methane drilling, excavatability, surface production, strata control, and longwall production
- Tackles financial, safety, and environmental issues, including coal company valuations, mine emergency preparedness, and carbon management
Capturing state-of-the-art knowledge from different facets of the coal chain, Coal Production and Processing Technology offers a holistic view of today’s coal industry as well as a look at future trends.
Nature and Chemistry of Coal and Its Products. Statistical Data on Worldwide Coal Reserves, Production, Consumption, and Future Demand. Geochemistry of Coal: Occurrences and Environmental Impacts of Trace Elements. Coal Reservoir Characterization. Drilling and Blasting in Coal Mining. Excavatability of Surface Coal Measure Rocks. Surface Coal Production Methods and Equipment. Strata Control for Underground Coal Mines. Longwall Production with Subsidence. Coalbed Methane. Health and Safety Issues in Coal Mining. Coal Beneficiation. Coal Combustion for Power Production. Coal Gasification. Coal Liquefaction and Processing. Coal to Metallurgical Coke. Coal-Based Products and Their Uses. Disposal and Utilization of Coal Combustion, Gasification, and Coking Residues. Environmental Issues in Coal Utilization and Mitigation Measures. Carbon Management in the Coal Industry. Carbon Sequestration in Coal-Fired Combustion/Gasification Processes. Coal Company Valuation, Production, and Reserves. Future Trends in Coal Technology.